Cook an Acorn Squash with Me.

I have blogged about acorn squash before, but lately I have been hooked on these little things. They are rather easy to prepare, healthy and delicious.

Though they are called squash, I believe they tastes more between a sweet potato and pumpkin. Acorn squash can be peeled and cut into cubes or mashed. I choose to eat them right out of the shell. There is just something fun about eating out of the natural bowl. 

Acorn squash are only 56 calories, 5% carbs, zero cholesterol and zero fat. They are full of potassium, magnesium and vitamin C.

Ok, so get your squash and wash it. 

Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds like you do when you cut open a cantaloupe. (This is the hardest part) some of the squash seem to be easier to cut that others. 

In a small glass. Combine butter, cinnamon and brown sugar and melt it all together and brush the entire inside of the squash until coated. You can cook it without any of this but I love all the flavors together. 

Go ahead and sop on as much as you want. You can’t have to much.

Now place in air fryer for 20 minutes at 390 degrees. 

Just look at that goodness. You know its ready when it’s soft and a fork will pierce it easily. 

You can enjoy it as it i, but I love adding some yogurt, nuts and honey. All of these flavors blend good together to create the perfect snack, small meal or enjoyed as a side. 

I only eat half at a time, so I just put the other half in the refrigerator until I am ready to cook it. 

When I want to take it to work, I will cook it in the morning while I’m getting dressed and throw it in a bowl to reheat later. Cooked acorn squash heats up well without messing up the flavor. 

Have you ever had acorn squash? If so, how do you prepare yours?  


  1. I'll have to add some to my shopping list!

  2. As always you make things look easy and very delicious. Imma not cooking much, but in the morning is my time for breakfast. Pancakes. LOL
    Love you lady always enjoy the visit. We have a giant air fryer back in Belmont,l we must get that sucker out and use it.

  3. I only ever slice them in rings and roast them but this looks so good. I don't have an air fryer but can probably roast it the same way